Wisconsin Legislature Does Not Pass Credit Discrimination in Employment Law

The 2009 Wisconsin legislature did not vote on AB-367, a bill that would have prohibited discrimination in employment based on credit history. The bill just did not get to the floor in time for a vote. It made it out of the Assembly, but not the Senate. This bill would have made Wisconsin one of a handful of states across the country that recognized the need for credit discrimination laws due to the recession we are in and the impact the recession has on many people that lost their jobs, and as a result, suffered severe financial losses and harm to their credit.

Wisconsin Legislature Does Not Pass Credit Discrimination in Employment Law

The 2009 Wisconsin legislature did not vote on AB-367, a bill that would have prohibited discrimination in employment based on credit history. The bill just did not get to the floor in time for a vote. It made it out of the Assembly, but not the Senate. This bill would have made Wisconsin one of a handful of states across the country that recognized the need for credit discrimination laws due to the recession we are in and the impact the recession has on many people that lost their jobs, and as a result, suffered severe financial losses and harm to their credit.

Wisconsin Assembly Passes AB-367 Prohibiting Discrimination because of Credit History

On April 22, 2010, on the last day of the regular session for the 2009 legislative floor session, the Wisconsin Assembly passed AB-367 which prohibits employment discrimination based on credit history. This is an emerging protection in employment discrimination laws across the country with less than a handful of states enacting similar legislation. The Bill still has to pass the Senate and be signed by the Governor before it becomes law.